Population: Approximately 220,000
Time zone: GMT -6 hours
Currency: US Dollar
Int. dialling code: +1
Religion: Predominantly Christian
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Travel Editor, The London Paper
"New Orleans - it's not like anything you'd expect from a US city. The French Quarter's got an air of crumbling, Venetian hush, the Garden District's all palatial white clapboard mansions and Magazine Street's as trendy as it gets. And of course it's music central, and reinvents itself every generation. Stay off Bourbon Street, and you'll have much of it to yourself."
Car hire is a good option for New Orleans as it means you can stay out of the city centre and get a better value hotel room - and have the flexibility to venture out of the city.
You can pre-book your rental car with Holiday Extras car hire. Book now and relax knowing that your rental car will be waiting for you at New Orleans Louis Armstrong airport.
Pay now and your car will be ready for you as soon as you get off the plane and clear customs. Avoid all the form filling, queuing and irritation that you really dont need after a long journey.
Whether you need an economical runaround, sports car, people carrier to accommodate the family or a 4x4 to go further afield, we can meet your requirements. Holiday Extras works with the leading car rental companies to ensure you get the best deal available and top quality service. Why trust to luck?
Speak to one of our specialist advisers at our UK-based call centre on 0800 093 5478, or book on line now, securely and in confidence.
PS: Dont forget to take your full UK drivers licence.
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